Part One: Abduction of Chibok Girls of Nigeria
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group based in northeast Nigeria, claimed the actions and later told about the girls being sold for marriage and prostitution and forced into other conditions. The Nigerian government was slow to respond but Nigerian and other African feminist activists began organizing both in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. Currently there is much political wrangling and maneuvering including talk of US military intervention.
Join us as we will explore the following questions during the webinar:
- What happened and why? Who are the various actors?
- What have been the reactions and responses?
- How have Nigerian/African feminists understood and organized around this issue?
- What are the roles and responsibilities of feminists and concerned others outside Nigeria/Africa to address the problem?
When: Wednesday, June 18th
Time: 9 AM - 10 AM PDT
Presenters include: Charmaine Pereira and Amina Mama
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